Canaanite Bronze Duck-Billed Axe

£ 400.00

A Canaanite bronze socketed D-shaped axe head consisting of a semicircular tongue-shaped cutting blade, decorated with two incised channels, two elliptical countersunk apertures between a fortifying strut that supports the blade and an oval-sectioned shaft hole.

Date: Circa 2nd Millennium BC
Condition: Very fine, with light green patination and minor chipping and encrustations over the whole. This item comes mounted on a custom-made wooden stand.


Product Code: NES-03
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This axe head is in the style of the Caananite city of Hazor, described in the book of Joshua as the most prominent of the Canaanite city-states and the site of an important victory in the Israelites’ conquest of the Promised Land. It is characteristic of the Middle Bronze Age I throughout the Levant.

Dimensions L 12 x H 4.9 cm



Near East (Western Asiatic)

Reference: For a similar item, The British Museum, item 126978.

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